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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

The following mental health resources are uniquely designed to serve the mental health needs of children, youth and young adults (0-24). Most of the services that are listed have few, if any, eligibility requirements, do not require insurance, and are free or low cost. The list includes Sacramento County programs and services funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services, other community-based resources as well as State and National resources. Note: Services may be listed more than once.

Diagnostic, medication, or treatment services are also available for children and youth under the age of 20 who are also Medi-cal eligible. Click Child/Youth Services below to learn how to access these programs.

SacMap tries to keep this list up-to-date. If you find information that is incorrect or needs to be updated, or a great resource we should include, please email us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call each program prior to walking-in to confirm hours and program availability. Also ask about their safety requirements and checks for accessing services.

 
 

COUNSELING SERVICES

The following organizations provide community-based individual and group therapy to address mental health issues for general or specific community members.

Consultation, Support, and Engagement Team (CSET) for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth (CSEC)

401 S St., Sacramento, CA 95814 | (916) 844-2426 | WEBSITE

Provides services for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited or at risk for being exploited. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Community-based engagement

  • Crisis support

  • Linkage to resources

  • Group activities

  • Peer support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Commercially sexually exploited children or those at risk of being exploited (age 12 to 21)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call or visit the website for assistance

Gender Health Center

3823 V St., Sacramento, CA 95817 | (916) 455--2391 | HOURS: Monday - Friday  9:00 PM - 6:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides counseling, health care support services, support groups and advocacy services to Queer and Transgender communities.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Individual, relational, and family counseling

  • Respite care

  • Hormone prescription clinic

  • Syringe exchange

  • HIV/STI testing

  • Linkage to other community resources

  • System navigation

  • Legal resource navigation support for transgender individuals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Queer & Transgender community members of all ages. 

COST

  • Most services are free.

  • Counseling: sliding-scale fees, no one turned away for lack of funds. Insurance not accepted.

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Counseling: By appointment; WAITLIST

  • Respite care: Drop-in

  • Advocacy services: By appointment. WAITLIST

  • Syringe exchange: Drop-in M-F 12-3pm

  • HIV/STI testing: Call for an appointment.

La Familia Counseling Center

5523 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95820 | (916) 452-3601

Maple Neighborhood Center: 3301 37th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95824 | (916) 210-8733

HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | after hours call: (916) 227-2600 | WEBSITE

Provides multicultural counseling, support and outreach services and programs to help families to overcome adversity, become empowered, and succeed in their lives. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Behavioral heath services for children and youth (age 0 to 21) and their families

  • Crisis intervention

  • Support groups

  • Employment and education support

  • Parenting education

  • Workshops and activities for youth

  • Resource navigation

  • Community education

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Behavioral health services - must be Medi-Cal eligible

  • Most programs are open to the community but may focus on specific populations (e.g., youth only). Check website for program details

COST

  • ​Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for assistance

Muslim American Society - Social Services Foundation

3800 Auburn Blvd., Suite 83, Sacramento, CA 95826 | (916) 486-8626

HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides social services and supports for the Muslim community.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Peer counseling

  • Youth programs

  • Programs and events for older adults

  • Community education/training

  • Resource referrals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Middle Eastern and South Asian communities

COST

  • ​Free

  • Sliding scale for peer counseling

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for assistance

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

1015 20th St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 442-0185

Martha P. Johnson Center: 7725 Stockton Blvd., Suite O, Sacramento, CA 95823 

HOURS: vary by location (check website) | WEBSITE

Offers culturally appropriate services and supports to support the health and wellness of members of LGBTQ+ communities. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Q-Spot drop in respite services

  • Support groups

  • Tele-mental health services

  • Basic services for homeless youth (18-24)

  • Workshops and skills building

  • Healthcare services

  • Links to other community services, including housing for youth

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all LGBTQ+ communities

COST​: Free

REFERRAL PROCESS: Call or drop-in for assistance

Sacramento Native American Health Center

2020 J St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 341-0575

HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Opens at 9:30 AM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month) | WEBSITE

Provides culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered physical and behavioral health services to Health Center members. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling

  • Traditional healing modalities

  • Support groups

  • Coping and self-care skills classes

  • Suicide prevention resources

  • Physical health services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all community members (tribal membership not required)

  • Must be a member of Sacramento Native American Health Center to access physical and behavioral health services

  • Most support groups are open to the community

COST

  • Sliding-scale

  • Medicare, Medi-Cal

  • Private Insurance (Native Patients)

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call to become a member and/or find out about registration for community support groups

  • See event calendar for list of upcoming classes/groups​

Sacramento State Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services

6000 J St., Eureka Hall, Room 421, Sacramento, CA 95819 | (916) 278-6252 | EMAIL

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed 12-1) | WEBSITE

Provides the broader Sacramento region with affordable counseling and educational testing during the academic year (September through December and February through May).

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Marriage, couple and family counseling

  • Career counseling

  • Rehabilitation counseling

  • Diagnostic testing for learning disabilities

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • People living in the Sacramento region.

NOT for Sacramento State Students. 

Students are eligible for counseling at the Student Health & Counseling Services located at The Well.

COST

  • Counseling: $100 (approximately 7 dollars a session) for 14 sessions. 

  • Diagnostic Testing: $200 (for more info click here)

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Services by appointment only

  • Complete the referral form or call for more information

Safe Black Space

(530) 683-5101 | EMAIL | FACEBOOKWEBSITE

Provides services to people of African ancestry living in Sacramento to address individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Community Healing Circles - Address the immediate emotional and psychological stress and negative impact of experiences of racism, alienation and isolation.

  • Emotional Emancipation Circlesongoing support groups (7-9 sessions) to learn and practice emotional wellness skills and to learn how to replace destructive negative thoughts caused by racism with ones that are positive.

  • Online mental wellness resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • People of African ancestry (age 14 and older)

  • Ages 14+

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Contact via phone or email

Therapeutic Services Focused on the Black and African American Community 

HOURS: Vary by provider | WEBSITE

Strength-based, culturally responsive therapeutic services focused on the mental health and wellness of the Black and African-American community. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Trauma informed therapy

  • Crisis intervention and management

  • Culturally informed & responsive treatment plans

ELIGIBILITY

  • Black/African American community members living in Sacramento County of all ages regardless of insurance and/or ability to pay

COST

  • FreeClients may receive up to eight therapy sessions 

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Reach out directly to a provider to schedule services. See provider list on website for contact information

Transcultural Wellness Center 

7273 14th Ave., Suite 120B Sacramento, CA 95820 | (916) 383-6783 | WEBSITE

HOURS: Monday – Thursday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

Provides outpatient mental health services and supports for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Individual/group/family counseling

  • Mental health assessments

  • Medication support services

  • Life skills training/workshops

  • Opportunities for socializing

  • Resource referrals

ELIGIBILITY

  • API adults living with serious and persistent mental illness and children/youth living with a serious emotional disturbance

  • API community members (all ages) who Medi-Cal eligible.

  • Those who are uninsured and do not qualify for Medi-Cal

COST

  • Free

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Medi-Cal members should contact the Access Team at (916) 875-1055 for an assessment and treatment authorization

  • Uninsured individuals should contact the Transcultural Wellness Center directly

UC Davis Early Psychosis Program

(916) 734-7251 | HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides early identification, and treatment to reduce the impact of psychosis on affected individuals, their families and the community. The family-centered treatment approach empowers individuals and their families to be active participants in their care, helping them achieve their personal, social, educational and occupational goals.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Provide 2 years of early psychosis treatment through a recovery-based treatment approach focusing on reducing and managing symptoms and distress, and improving individuals' ability to achieve success in independent roles.

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • If you or someone you know is interested in clinical services through SacEDAPT/EDAPT please contact 916-734-7251.

  • UCD Physicians refer patients via EPIC.

SacEDAPT Clinic

ELIGIBILITY

  • Age 12 to 30 

  • Sacramento County residents 

  • Medi-Cal eligible or uninsured

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

COST

  • Medi-cal eligible or uninsured only

EDAPT Clinic

ELIGIBILITY

  • Age 12 to 40

  • Experiencing the symptoms of early psychosis, including:

    • Onset of psychotic symptoms in the past two years

    • Sub-threshold symptoms of psychosis

    • Recent deterioration in youth with a parent/sibling with a psychotic disorder

COST

  • Private insurance, or self-pay

WEAVE: Services for Survivors

1900 K St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 920-2952 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

Provides services and support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24-hour crisis and information line

  • Group/individual counseling

  • Emergency shelter and housing

  • Legal assistance

  • Case management

  • Advocacy

  • Financial education and skills building

ELIGIBILITY

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, & sex trafficking

  • Couples or family counseling may be offered based on assessment of safety & needs

 

COST

  • Free or sliding-scale

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for assistance

CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Sacramento County provides a number of mental health services to Medi-Cal eligible children and youth (age 0 to 20) who are experiencing a serious mental health illness. 

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Mental health screenings and assessment

  • Case management

  • Intensive care coordination

  • Medication Support

  • Skills building

  • Therapy and therapeutic groups

  • Linkage to other community resources

  • Early intervention and childhood treatment

  • Services to youth with co-occurring mental health and developmental issues

  • Crisis intervention (all ages)

  • Crisis residential (age 18 and older)

  • Intensive home-based services

  • Services for youth with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/substance abuse disorder 

ACCESSING CHILD/YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Individuals, caregivers, schools, medical providers, and other concerned adults can refer a child or youth to the Sacramento County Access Team. 

 

Call the Access Team at (916) 875-1055 or toll free at (888) 881-4881. 

 

What does the Access Team do?

  • Provides referrals or linkages to authorized specialty mental health services

  • Determines eligibility for services

  • Provides mental health assessments in the individual's primary language

Mental health emergency services are also available for youth under 18 years of age from Intake Stabilization Unit (ISU) located at the Mental Health Treatment Center on 2150 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

PHONE: (916) 875-1000 | HOURS: 10:00AM -- 7:00PM | 7 days a week

If assistance is needed outside ISU business hours, go to the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic or the nearest emergency room.

 

CRISIS SERVICES
These services provide mental health support for people with a mental health problem that can’t wait for a regular, scheduled appointment.

California Youth Crisis Line

(800) 843-5200 | CHAT | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

The statewide emergency response system for youth (age 12 to 24) and families in crisis.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Phone Support

  • Crisis intervention counseling

  • Resource referrals

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth (age 12 to 24) and their families

COST

Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

​Call for immediate support

Consultation, Support, and Engagement Team (CSET) for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth (CSEC)

401 S St., SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 | (916) 844-2426 | WEBSITE

Provides services for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited or at risk for being exploited. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Community-based engagement

  • Crisis support

  • Linkage to resources

  • Group activities

  • Peer support

ELIGIBILITY

  • Commercially sexually exploited children or those at risk of being exploited (age 12 to 21)

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call or visit the website for assistance

Community Support Team

(916) 874-6015 | HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A team of peer/family support specialists and mental health counselors who provide a mobile mental health crisis response.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis intervention

  • Mental health assessments and intervention

  • Linkage and/or re‐linkage to treatment providers

  • Linkage to community supports 

  • Follow up care 

  • Peer and/or family support

  • Safety planning

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any Sacramento County resident

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Brochure

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741741 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK MESSENGER

Provides crisis support for any crisis through text message and Facebook messenger. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crisis counseling

ELIGIBILITY

  • None

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Text 741741 for support; or 

  • Send a message on Facebook

Love is Respect

1(866) 331-9474 | Text “LOVEIS” to 22522 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE 

Provides confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Confidential support to teens and young adults with questions about dating and relationships

  • Crisis intervention

  • Education on healthy relationships and personal safety

  • Advocacy

ELIGIBLITY

  • Teens and young adults (age 13 to 26), and their loved ones 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call/text/chat for immediate assistance

Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line

(888) 881-4881 OR (916) 875-1055 

Assists uninsured residents who are having a mental health crisis with finding treatment and services.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Telephone screening assessment

  • Determines service eligibility 

  • Linkage to services

  • Information and referral

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals who do not have access to benefits through a private insurance carrier

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic

2130 Stockton Blvd., Bldg. 300, Sacramento, CA 95817 | (916) 520-2460 | WEBSITE

HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Last walk-in: 9:00 PM)

            Weekends & Holidays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last walk-in: 5:00 PM)

Provides urgent mental health care to anyone experiencing a mental health and/or a co-occuring substance abuse crisis.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Counseling

  • Crisis interventions

  • Evaluations and assessments

  • Peer and family support

  • Referrals and linkages to community resources

  • Brief medication management services (excluding controlled substances)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis

COST

  • Does not turn anyone away due to a lack of funds

  • Accepts Medi-Cal

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Walk-in (Call to confirm hours)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Flyer

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

(916) 368-3111 or 1(800) 273-8255 | CHAT | Text the word HOPE to (916) 668-iCAN (4226)

HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

Immediate mental health crisis support for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are considering suicide.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Suicide prevention crisis phone line

  • Crisis chat and texting (not meant for emergent life-threatening situations)

  • Information and resources

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone experiencing depression, hopelessness, loneliness, desperation, and/or are considering suicide

  • Individuals concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

The Source

(916) SUPPORT or (916) 787-7678 | CHAT | FACEBOOK |  EMAIL HOURS: 24/7 WEBSITE

Crisis and respite services for youth, with priority given to current and former foster youth and their resource families. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Urgent crisis support (in-person)

  • Support by phone, text or chat 

  • Case management

  • Mental health services

  • Referrals

  • Respite activities

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any youth in in crisis or struggling, priority given to current or former foster youth (up to age 26) and their families/caregivers

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

The Stay: The Capital Star Crisis Residential Program 

(916) 890-3000 or 711 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

Provides services to young adults to help them safely and successfully transition back to community living after a period of psychiatric crisis and recovery. Admission is voluntary; see Referral Process for admission information.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Individual/group counseling, & psychiatry

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) 

  • Linkages to housing, education, vocational, healthcare, and other community-based services

ELIGIBILITY

  • Sacramento County young adults (age 18 to 29) with or without Medi-Cal

  • Download the referral check list 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Referrals must come from a physician or the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic. 

  • Parents and caregivers take the Crisis Residential Program Referral Form and the LIC602 Form to either a physician or the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic for completion.

    • Both forms must be faxed by the doctor’s office or the Urgent Care Clinic to (916) 244-2751

The Trevor Project

(866) 488-7386 | Text "START" TO 678-678 | CHAT | HOURS: 24/7 WEBSITE

Provides confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling with coming out, LGBTQ+ identity, depression and suicide. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24/7 phone-based crisis intervention and suicide prevention

  • Instant messaging service

  • Text-based support and crisis intervention

ELIGIBILITY

  • LGBTQ youth under age 25

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call, text, or chat for support

Trans Lifeline

(877) 565-8860 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

A confidential and anonymous, peer support line for transgender individuals and their friends and family. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Phone-based peer support 

  • Linkage to resources

  • Microgrants to support transgender 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Transgender and those questioning their gender identity of all ages

  • Friends and family (ask for the Friends/Family hotline when calling)

  • All ages 

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate peer support

  • Visit the website for additional resources

WEAVE: Services for Survivors

1900 K St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 920-2952 | HOURS: 24/7 | WEBSITE

Offers immediate intervention and support to survivors of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 24-hour crisis and information line

  • Group/individual counseling

  • Emergency shelter and housing

  • Legal assistance

  • Case management

  • Advocacy

  • Financial education and skills building

ELIGIBILITY

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, & sex trafficking

  • Couples or family counseling may be offered based on assessment of safety & needs

COST

  • Free or sliding-scale

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for immediate assistance

Youth Help Network

401 S St., Sacramento, CA 95814 | (833) 333-2946 | Text: (916) 860-9819  | WEBSITE

Outreach and crisis support services for transition-age youth. 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Outreach

  • Crisis support (by phone, in-person, & online)

  • Peer support

  • Assistance with obtaining California identification and birth certificates 

  • Life skills education

  • Health service navigation assistance

  • Mental health assessments for Medi-Cal eligible youth

  • Housing and service referrals

  • Employment and education assistance

  • Assistance with connecting to local social groups

ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth (age 16 to 25) in Sacramento County regardless of insurance

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Drop in, call or visit the website for assistance

HOMELESS SERVICES

Services and supports for Sacramento County residents experiencing homelessness or housing instability, with or without a mental health condition.

 

Waking the Village

PHONE: (916) 601-2979 | WEBSITE

Provides programs and services for youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness, housing instablity or who are at risk for homelessness.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Tubman House: Provides up to 2 years of housing and support for parenting youth and their children that includes intensive coaching, a supportive environment, and referrals for permanent housing

  • Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows: Provides housing support for LGBTQ+ youth who are homeless and a victim of crime

  • Sacramento Prevention and Intervention Team (SacYAPI): Support for any youth experiencing housing instability including system navigation, and service referrals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Tubman House: Parenting or pregnant youth (age18 to 24) who are experiencing homelessness

  • Audre's Emporium of New Tomorrows: LGBTQ+ youth (age 18 to 21) who are homeless and a victim of a crime

  • SacYAPI: Any youth (age 12 to 24) experiencing housing instability or homelessness

COST

  • Free

REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Call for services

Wind Youth Services

815 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 504-3313 | (916) 628-1492 (24-hour shelter line)

HOURS: Daily 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | WEBSITE

Provides homeless and runaway youth with safe shelter, basic safety net & survival services and counseling. The drop-in center serves as the designated TAY Access Point for Sacramento youth to reach and receive immediate assistance, including referral into the subsidized housing system. 

SERVICES OFFERED​

  • Emergency shelter (365 days a year)

  • Counseling and case management

  • Crisis intervention and management

  • Basic needs: food, showers, & laundry services

  • Mental health respite

  • Life skills development

  • Basic physical health services

  • Assistance with vital documents (e.g., identification)

  • Assistance with housing referrals

  • School enrollment and support

  • Organized group activities